This is not addressed to any particular person or entity. It is absolutely not addressed to the investigator assigned to Michaela’s case at Hayward PD, whose heart is fully invested in this case, or to any of the other individuals who I know and love so dearly. It is not directed to any other individual there either. Luckily, I am not informed when individuals in power are not supportive of the investigation, and I don’t ask for this information either. Sometimes I think I am not nearly strong enough of an advocate for my daughter. But in general, the Hayward Police Department and the FBI are both supposed to be trying to solve Michaela’s case. Let’s also bring into this agencies such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which rakes in over $40 million a year. What exactly are you doing with all this money to help find children like my daughter?
But this is what I want to say. Have you people watched the news? Have you seen the three girls who were held captive by Ariel Castro? Have you heard of the torture they endured at his hands for all those years? Or the three women recently found in England? WHAT IF MICHAELA IS ALIVE AND IS SUFFERING LIKE THESE WOMEN? Are YOU comfortable with being the person to explain to her that you had other, more important things to divert time and attention to instead of investigating her kidnapping?
No, I didn’t think so. I only hope to God that this day comes. And when it does, don’t come smiling and holding your hand out, saying how much you care.
Sorry to have to post this publicly, but it’s been my sad observation that only when the TV cameras are rolling does it happen that this case gets the backing it needs.